How to use Zillow.com to find home prices

The Internet significantly increases options to real estate buyers, sellers and renters. This advantage may sometimes make it difficult to find sites to search on reliably. Zillow.com is a leading real estate valuation website, which uses recent sales and tax data to estimate home prices. Zillow is a great tool to use if searching to buy a new home, or just to check different real estate markets, or even the value of your own home.

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Type zillow.com into your preferred Web browser. The website automatically tries to detect your location to provide useful information right on the home page.

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Type the zip code, state, city, or any other information into the fields on the Zillow homepage. This will bring up a map of the area you want to search.

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Search the map by click dragging with the mouse, and using the bar on the side to zoom in or out. Depending on the level of zoom, little red houses will appear indicating the number of homes for sale within a given state, region or community. When zoomed in close enough, individual homes will pop up, with asking sale prices listed.

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Click on an individual home for more data. In addition to their home price estimate, Zillow lists data like sales taxes, sales history, square footage, beds, baths, school district and more.